Reinforcing the invitation given by Robin at recent rehearsals! Come and sing The Pirates of Penzance on Sunday 15 November at Kinross Parish Church (10 Station Road, Kinross KY13 8TG). Rehearsal 2.00–6.00pm; performance at 7.30pm. The conductor will be Peter Rutterford, and the principals are from Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy G&S Societies, Perth Choral, the singing group Cantamus and Kinross Parish Church. Cost is £15 to take part and £10 to come and listen to the performance. Soup, sandwiches, tea and coffee between rehearsal and performance are included in the charge. Bookings and enquiries to ku.gro.oelknull@ofni or phone 01577 863107.
As was announced on Wednesday, there will be Sunday rehearsals for those taking part in our Christmas concerts. These will be every Sunday in November at Whitefield, starting at 2.30pm. Willie is planning to keep the 7.00 rehearsals on Wednesdays running at least for October, but will decide later whether to keep them going in November.
We’re pleased to announce that Chris Young has been cast as Colonel Fairfax, so the team is now complete. Principal rehearsals on Mondays have now started – there’s a read-through on 2 November – and Peter will be with us for the first production rehearsal for the chorus on Wednesday 21 October (28 October will, however, be a music rehearsal). Time to start memorising the words and music!
Willie has posted the PDFs of some of the music for our Christmas concerts:
- Do you hear what I hear
- Holy voices
- People look East
- Salve Puerule
- Still, still, still
- Winter’s tale
Click on the links for printable files.
Thanks to Adam for his very clever piece of work in scanning in and substituting the English
words in Salve Puerule.
When your webmaster went to the Recreation and Hobbies Exhibition in the Glen Pavilion (see “Geoff needs a hand!”) near the start of play on the first day, the rain was keeping many punters away, and most of the action was round the “Legally Blonde” box office, but there was a cheery smile from Ian, who was there to promote the Society to potential members and audience alike, along with his wee Yeoman pal from darkest Peru! Thanks to Geoff for organising our stand and to all who are manning it over this weekend.
As part of the new Festival of Dunfermline Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council are reviving the Recreation and Hobbies Exhibition. At its peak this was one of the largest events of its kind in the country and attracted visitors from across Scotland.
DGASS will be there, looking to drum up members and audience. The venue is the Glen Pavilion in Pittencrieff Park; the exhibition is on Saturday 12 September and Sunday 13 September and runs from 11.00 am until 4.00pm. You’ll be welcome to come and help for as long or as short a time as you like, but Geoff is going to lose that lovely smile if no-one turns up!
Do please sponsor the lovely lady on the left! Her JustGiving page is at this link, but she’s in the alto chorus for the show this year, so you can shell out in person at any rehearsal. Good luck, Clare!